Osborne Industries, Inc.

New Feed Flow Control for Big Wheel Feeders improves user experience

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Source: Osborne Industries, Inc.

Osborne, Kansas -- Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of a new feed flow adjustment system for the company’s line of Big Wheel® Pig Feeders. All standard dry and wet/dry nursery, wean-to-finish, and 60-head finishing feeders feature the new Feed Flow Control, making adjusting and setting feed flow fast and easy.

The all new Feed Flow Control features an easy-to-read, numbered positioning system that is simple to adjust and set. An added spring enables Big Wheel Feeder users to easily make micro-adjustments to the cone height inside the feed hopper at any time – even if the hopper is full of feed. The new control readily installs on all existing feeders.

Big Wheel Feeders have long been known for their ability to improve feed to gain ratios while virtually eliminating feed waste. Their highly engineered, mechanical flow feed delivery system and round trough design relies on pigs – not gravity – to introduce feed into the eating trough. The Big Wheel’s self-regulating feature is caused by a combination of close hopper-to-trough spacing and gravity-eliminating cone in the hopper. Micro-adjustments can be made to feed flow using the new Feed Flow Control based on feed type or moisture content. The self-cleaning, round trough and large head spaces of the feeders naturally spread pigs radially around the feeder reducing wasteful competition.

Osborne patented mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s, and after years of continued improvements, the Big Wheel Hog Feeder remains one of the best-selling self-feeders in the industry. Made of reinforced composite troughs and hoppers, as well as several heavy steel metal components, Big Wheel Feeders are manufactured at the company’s world headquarters in Osborne, Kansas, USA.

New Feed Flow Control for Big Wheel Feeders improves user experience

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